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Health Science Nursing, Health Science Professions, Nutrition, Radiography, Physiotherapy
Qualification:
 
Date:
September 
Days:
TBA 
Study Mode
Full Time 
Assessment:
Practical Assessment and Coursework 
Level:
Area:
Health & Social Care 
Course Code:
HDYHS1 
 
Entry Requirements
GCSE grade C or above in English Language (or IELTS 6.5) and preferably GCSE grade C or Functional Maths at Level 2.
 
 

Access to HE Diploma in Health Science

The course is aimed at those wishing to enter a career in the health service or biological sciences sector and provides a level three qualification from which students can make an application to university. Our students typically go on to study a broad range of subjects at university, such as nursing (adult, child, mental health), midwifery, ODP (operating department practice), physiotherapy, radiography, occupational therapy, biomedical science, paramedic practice, childhood studies, sport and exercise science, health and community development, dental hygiene and technology and science education. There are four pathways to choose your speciality from Health Science Professions, Nutrition, Radiography and Physiotherapy.


About the Course

A level 3 course aimed at adult learners run over 2 or 3 days. Prepares students for university degrees in the health science professions. Provides training in study skills and a foundation in general science with a biology focus.


Key Units

The units you will study will differ depending on which pathway you choose (Health Sciences, Nutrition, Radiography or Physiotherapy). A range of Science based units will taught. All the core Sciences will be included on the course, i.e. Biology, Chemistry and Physics. In addition Academic writing, research and communication skills will also be taught or supported. The study of Mathematics will also be included.






Entry Requirements

GCSE grade C or above in English Language (or IELTS 6.5) and preferably GCSE grade C or Functional Maths at Level 2.


Assessment

Coursework


Where does this Lead

Key progression routes are into areas of health and wellbeing at university, and then into professional careers in the care/health sector, as well as broader scientific study such as biomedicine and education.


Future Opportunities

Health care courses at university e.g. physiotherapy; nursing; midwifery; paramedicine; nutrition; operating department practise; radiotherapy; radiographer.  Also, general science courses at university in biology or chemistry.